Civil Rights

CAIR-LA Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Attack on Muslim Woman

(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/9/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for hate crime charges to be considered following an alleged bias-motivated attack on a Muslim woman in downtown Los Angeles Saturday by a man who reportedly shouted racial slurs and beat her in the head. The victim told a local media outlet that she believes she was targeted because of her religious attire (hijab). The man reportedly told her…

Immigration State of Emergency: Understanding your Rights & Resources

In light of recent events, OCCORD, CAIR-LA and other civil rights organizations are hosting this "Know Your Rights" session to educate the broader acommunity about their rights and resources available to them by local community organizations. See flyer for more details.   

CAIR-CA Welcomes Passage of Anti-Muslim Registry Bill, Immigrants’ Rights Bill by State Senate

(ANAHEIM, CA, 04/04/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the passage of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31) and the California Values Act (SB 54) by the state Senate.   CAIR-California is co-sponsoring SB 31, sometimes referred to as the "Anti-Muslim Registry Bill." It prohibits a state or local agency from participating in a federal progr…

CAIR-LA: Solidarity Town Hall Against Muslim Ban 2.0 gets Robust Community Response

(ANAHEIM, CA – 3/13/2017) On Sundayafternoon, March 12, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), in partnership

Muslim Ban 2.0 is Official. Here’s How You Can Fight Back.

Dear Friends and Supporters, Today, President Trump signed a new version of his bigoted Muslim Ban. After his last botched attempt, we joined our partners in opposing the ban in the courts and in the streets.  We won then, and we'll win again. CAIR is already responding to make sure that the ban is put back into the dustbin of history where it belongs.  Here are some actions you can take today to make a…

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